Gardener and Houseperson Sought for Property in Shipston on Stour, Warwickshire

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A busy, down to earth family of 5 who are based in Shipston on Stour, Warwickshire, CV36, are looking for a full time gardener & houseperson to work in their home. You must have a driving licence to apply for this position. This is a live in, live out, or flexi role depending on your preference.

Package Offered

  • £12 - £15 gross per hour
  • 7-8 hours each day, Monday to Friday
  • A one bedroom cottage can be provided if you chose to live in
  • A manual car can be provided

Family Background

This busy family have three children, aged ten, twelve, and fourteen, who are all at boarding school. You must be an animal lover as the family have 2 terriers, and keep 8 chickens, and 2 ponies. The home has 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, nestled amongst 10 acres of fields and gardens.  They have a gardener who works at the property, and are now looking for some more flexible support in their home.


You should be able to assist their gardener with gardening and household duties such as housekeeping.  You should be confident with all daily housekeeping duties and be able to clean and care for the home to a high standard. You will be responsible for the upkeep of the household and ensure it is tidy and presentable. Duties include all housekeeping tasks such as laundry, ironing, unpacking the groceries, watering house plants, and ensuring that the home is tidy, organised, and well presented.

You must be happy to work in the garden. Your duties will include mowing, strimming, weeding, gutter clearing, bed maintenance, car washing, hedge cutting and occasional driving.

The family enjoys cooking, but if you are happy to cook too, this would be a bonus. The successful candidate will be happy to supervise the children when needed and occasional babysitting. You will need to help maintain the animals’ spaces, including the chicken coop and stables. You may be asked on occasion to dog-sit whilst the family are away.

If you have any experience working with horses this would be a bonus but not required.


The family live in Shipston on Stour, Warwickshire, CV36, a one bedroom cottage will be provided to you if you require it, or you can live out and commute daily.  


A total of 35 hours each week with occasional driving and babysitting at weekends.  Hours can be able to be topped up (if you want additional hours) working for others who the family are happy to put you in touch with.


You must speak a good level of English to communicate with the family.

Special Skills

You must be highly organised and have great attention to detail in relation to housekeeping and gardening. The family have 3 children and many pets so you must enjoy working around children and animals. You must be flexible and show initiative to find and complete tasks.

Interview/Start date

The family are interviewing now for the right person/couple to start ASAP. We are recruiting safely within the COVID-19 regulations.

Posted on: 24 August 2021
£12 - £15 gross per hour